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Jingle Boy

3.49  ·  Rating Details  ·  103 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
Sixteen-year-old Paul Nicholas is a self-confessed Christmas fanatic. That’s why he’s so smitten with Sarah—a girl who smells like peppermint and thinks picking out presents to the strains of “Winter Wonderland” is the ultimate afternoon activity. But when he catches Sarah making out with Santa Claus at the Paramus Park mall, his dad’s over-the-top lights catch the Nichola ...more
Hardcover, 230 pages
Published September 23rd 2003 by Delacorte
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Jan 02, 2008 Angela rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Marci
Shelves: young-adult
Great seasonal read! For those who have tons of Christmas spirit and those who are totally bah-humbug. Great characters, great twists, great resolution. Fun for this time of year!
Courtney Johnson
This was a fun book. It reminded me of the movie skipping Christmas in parts. I thought it got a little out of hand in the middle, but it ended on a positive note. Santa coming to visit him and bring him to Holly however was very weird. So many thoughts were going through my head at this point, and none of them were "wow, this is so cool." This was overall a very fun holiday read but one I won't be reading again.
Feb 04, 2016 Robyne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013-reads, christmas
Another amusing Christmas story for teens. Paul is obsessed with all things Christmas but this year it seems that the world is out to ruin his year. Everything that could go wrong is to the point that Paul loses his holiday spirit and joins an anti-Christmas group. The only one who can help Paul get back on the right track is the big guy in red.
Pretty predictable: Oh well, I knew almost right from the start how the story would process. That happens to the best novels as well, sometimes. But then you like the characters, you enjoy the dialogue ... This was just the story of a Christmas-loving high-school kid in love with a shallow new girl, whose life gets run over by Christmas-related things which turn him temporarily into a Christmas-hater bent on revenge and - on the way - his affections into a more appropriate direction. So what?
Mar 04, 2015 Sarah rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
It isn't too often that young adult authors write about the holidays, but the guy on the cover sells this book to students![return][return]When sixteen-year-old Paul Nicholas falls for young Sarah, a lively girl filled with similar holiday cheer, Paul thinks that this Christmas is going to be the best ever, but mishaps and dramas soon lead Paul into a downward spiral that turns him into just the type of pessimistic and gloomy person he's always disliked.
Megan Anderson
It was only okay and more than a little predictable. I didn't really care for any of the characters, nor did I like the "preachy" ending or the slapstick efforts of the protagonist to ruin Christmas for everyone. I could see this appealing to kids, but it seems like it would work better as a cheap made-for-TV Christmas special than a novel. Medocre at best.

2/5 on here, 4/10 for myself
April Suter
What do you do when your girlfriend dumps you for another Santa, your dad gets hurt putting up Christmas lights, your mom loses her job, your best friend, Holly (which is a girl) is mad at you? You join a Christmas Hatters Group even though your last name is Nicholas. Paul needs to find the Christmas Spirit before Christmas comes.

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Feb 05, 2009 Rene rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Becca Packer
Cute quick christmas read. I liked it until the epilogue which made no sense at all but hey when you are friends with santa claus anything can happen.
Jul 08, 2012 Stephen rated it liked it
Light fun in a christmas read but not everyone's cup of tea. The story does get better toward the end but overall I was pretty happy to have finished it.
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Jan 14, 2009 Emily - This star won't go out rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Most people, mainly girls
Recommended to Emily - This star won't go out by: I found it myself =)
Lol This book is a little weird, but it has a great and exciting story =)
Erika B. (SOS BOOKS)
I just wanted a cute christmas story...snooze fest!
Dec 23, 2008 Sue rated it liked it
Cute read. Lots of humorous situations.
Jun 24, 2012 Spencer rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It was OK. Too much cussing though.
Jan 02, 2013 Mandee rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
a fun read for the Holidays
May 29, 2013 Zoey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really loved this book!
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Kieran Scott is an author of young adult fiction including the upcoming TRUE LOVE TRILOGY (May 2014) and the HE'S SO/SHE'S SO TRILOGY, which includes SHE'S SO DEAD TO US, HE'S SO NOT WORTH IT and THIS IS SO NOT HAPPENING. Her other books include the Non-Blonde Cheelerader trilogy, Geek Magnet and Jingle Boy. She also writes Alloy Entertainment books under the pseudonym Kate Brian, including the SH ...more
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“When Dad was a kid, he wanted to be a lumberjack, but unfortunately he'd been cursed with the build of an accountant and the brain of an astrophysicist. These qualities had combined to make him the third-most-visited orthodontist in northern New Jersey.” 1 likes
“Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, I never leave the house without [my Santa hat]. In fact, I pretty much never leave my room without it. I honestly don't know how this habit started and believe me, I'd break myself of it if I could, but I'm a little bit OCD about the Santa hat. Whenever I try to put it away, I get this horrible, overwhelming feeling that somehow Christmas will be destroyed if I do.” 1 likes
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